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Which Streamer Was the Biggest A-Hole About Cancellations in 2022?

By Dustin Rowles | TV | December 13, 2022 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | December 13, 2022 |


With HBO Max nixing Westworld and Minx in recent weeks, in addition to the rash of cancelations soon after the merger with Discovery, that streamer has quickly become the asshole of the industry, replacing Netflix, which — despite a few painful cancelations — did not break our hearts too many times in 2022. A lot of shows, after all, deserve to be canceled.

Here’s a quick look at the shows the streamers have canceled, and each platform’s Asshole Index. I am excluding shows with planned endings, miniseries, and animation (because there were so many animated series canceled across the industry this year). Particularly heartbreaking cancelations are in bold:

Cooking With Paris
Another Life
The Baby-Sitters Club
Archive 81
On The Verge
Pretty Smart
Raising Dion
The Midnight Gospel
First Kill
Resident Evil
Fate: The Winx Saga
Partner Track
The Imperfects
The Midnight Club
Space Force
Half Bad: The Bastard Son of the Devil

Asshole Index: 2.5 out of 5

Raised by Wolves
Made for Love
Time Traveler’s Wife
Close Enough
Gordita Chronicles
FBOY Island
Sweet Life: Los Angeles
Los Espookys
The Nevers
Love Life

Asshole Index: 5 out of 5

Prime Video
The Wilds
Paper Girls
Night Sky
I Know What You Did Last Summer
As We See It

Asshole Index: 2 out of 5

Y: The Last Man
(FX on Hulu)

Asshole Index: 1 out of 5

Becoming Elizabeth
Dangerous Liaisons

Asshole Index: 1 out of 5

City on a Hill
First Lady
American Rust
(saved by Freevee)

Asshole Index: 1 out of 5

The Lost Symbol
Queer as Folk
Saved by the Bell
Rutherford Falls
(saved by Netflix)

Asshole Index: 3.5 out of 5

Disney+ hasn’t canceled a series yet, although a few remain in limbo. Most of their shows, however, are planned for one season. Elsewhere, Apple TV+ hasn’t canceled anything notable this year. In fact, the only notable show the series has officially canceled since its inception seems to be Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s underwhelming Mr. Corman. Likewise, Paramount+ did not cancel anything, although the loss of The Good Fight after six seasons did feel painful.

Disney+, Apple TV+, and Paramount+ Asshole Index: 0 out of 5